2613 North Park Dr.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: (919) 759-0098
Fax: (919) 759-0092
Arts & Museums
Dedicated to promoting the arts in Wayne County, this arts council is located in a 12,000 square foot building that includes many art studios and galleries, a children's studio and gallery, and an executive boardroom. Gardens surround the building and numerous performances, exhibitions, workshops, and art classes are available.
Dedicated to collecting and preserving artifacts and exhibits that pertain to Central Eastern North Carolina, this museum contains numerous historic artifacts including a large collection of Civil War exhibits.
The CSS Neuse was an ironclad ram that was used in the American Civil War, and was later scuttled. After surviving several hurricanes, heat and pests, the CSS Neuse now has a home in CSS Neuse State Historic Site and Governor Caswell Memorial, and welcome visitors. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Established in 1914, this center is located in a historic building built in the 1800's and is the first facility in North Carolina to serve people with mental retardation. The museum at this center describes early life at the facility and a videotape presentation is available describing the history and developments.
Located in a beautiful 30,000 square foot historical building, this arts council features six beautiful gallery spaces with exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. A large permanent model train exhibit is also on site and numerous classes and workshops are available for adults and children.
Experience the world of a late 1800's firefighter at this unique museum that is located in an 1895 fire station and features a 1922 American LaFrance Pumper, as well as a variety of memorabilia that spans a 100 year period including helmets, ladders, nozzles, and fire extinguishers.
Built in 1946 by Oliver Freeman, a noted local black stone mason, this popular tourist attraction is a round house that contains a museum with artifacts that depict the culture and contributions of African-Americans to the history and development of Wilson.
Showcasing baseball memorabilia from across North Carolina, this 3,328 square foot museum contains memorabilia from ball players that played in North Carolina such as Gaylord Perry, Catfish Hunter, and Hoyt Wilhelm.
Located in a 100-year-old building, this 4,000 square foot facility features a museum on the first floor that includes hands-on exhibits, a miniature replica of the Lenoir Memorial Hospital, and a butteryfly garden. The second floor of the building is the home of the planetarium that includes a 32-foot dome and projector, as well as an observation deck with a mend telescope.
Located in the historic Wilson Federal Courthouse that was built in 1928, this hands-on science and technology center features over 200 exhibits that are related to the environment, space, and health including the CP&L Mars Base and Tropical Trek. A museum gift store is also on site that offers unique science-related gifts and souvenirs.
Considered as one of the best attractions of North Carolina, the Ava Gardner Museum walks you through the life of the legendary Hollywood actress. With the exhibit space of 5000 square meters (53820 square feet), this museum showcases various bits from the life of the actress. From her movies to her marriages, the story of Ava Gardner is told to you as witnessed by some of her close friends and family. Exhibiting her movie posters, clothes, jewelery, fine art and portraits donated by Bert Pfeiffer, this museum screens a short biography of the actress featuring information about her life, both personal and professional. A self guided tour of this museum helps you understand the life of one of the glamorous women of Hollywood.